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PLANNING A TELEVISION AD
The visual part of a TV commercial accounts for 85 percent of the impact on the viewer; the sound track accounts for 15 percent.
John Koten, Staff Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
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Current Rating: 5.7 out of 10 based on 34 reviews
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SELLING A BUSINESS
A beauty salon will sell for 0.25 to 0.75 times its gross income, plus equipment and inventory.
Terri Thompson, New York, New York
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Current Rating: 4.4 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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BETTING ON A HORSE
Bet on the horse with the highest butt.
Russell T. Johnson, Temple City, California
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Current Rating: 3.7 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
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ESTIMATING MACHINE SCREW DIAMETERS
The diameter of a machine screw in inches is 13 times its gauge number divided by 1,000, plus 60 thousandths of an inch.
Ernst Luposchainsky III, philotechnic screw virtuoso, inter alia,, Hollywood, California
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Current Rating: 4.3 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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RUNNING AND TALKING
If you can't maintain a comfortable conversation while exercising, you are probably working beyond your aerobic target zone.
Kurt Ulrich, exercise specialist, Tompkins Community Hospital, Ithaca, New York
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Current Rating: 6.9 out of 10 based on 36 reviews
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JUDGING THE AGE OF A CALF
A calf whose tail nearly reaches the ground is more than a year old.
Edward Dalrymple, dairy farmer
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Current Rating: 5.2 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
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FORECASTING THE WEATHER
Drops of rain hanging on a wire clothesline mean another rain soon.
Marie Broyles, Pataskala, Ohio
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Current Rating: 4.2 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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EXPLORING A CAVE
You should have at least four people for any caving expedition. If someone is injured, two people can go for help while one stays with the injured spelunker. That way, no one is in the cave alone.
David R. McClurg, speleologist
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Current Rating: 6.8 out of 10 based on 24 reviews
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BUYING A CAR
The highest price you should pay for a car you're buying with a car loan is one-half your annual gross income.
Augustin R. Anitart, Metairie, Louisiana
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Current Rating: 4.3 out of 10 based on 28 reviews
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CHOOSING A FIN FOR A SAILBOARD
The higher the wind, the smaller the fin.
Jeremy Bishop, windsurfing expert, Hood River, Oregon
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Current Rating: 5 out of 10 based on 18 reviews
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LOOKING AT BIRD BILLS
The single best clue to a bird's identity is the shape of its bill.
Christine Jones, birdwatcher, San Francisco, California
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Current Rating: 5.8 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
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